Wikipedia

[This post is also published on my blog related to creating a DH project.] When I attended the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, my instructors suggested that one of the most important ways to influence the conversation about my topic was to update the Wikipedia entry on Julia Pastrana. Makes sense since so …

Julia Pastrana Online

Julia Pastrana (1834-1860) once performed in the U.S. and all over Europe. An indigenous woman from Mexico, Pastrana spoke several languages, danced, and sang. In spite of these accomplishments, the majority of people came to see her because of her physical appearance. Her body was covered with hair and she …

My SJVWP Story

Sometimes transformations come from very small actions. Accepting Faith Nitschke’s invitation to be an SJVWP Fellow during the summer of 2006 was one of those kinds of decisions. I was always learning as a teacher, so I knew that the Summer Institute would be a learning experience. What I didn’t …

Closure

I knew that there was no way that I’d be able to keep up on the #reflectiveteacher challenge this month. Although I’m glad that the challenge inspired me to write a few blog posts this month, my most recent posts are basically ways to complete the challenge without really “doing” …

Reflective Teacher (Still)

More reflection, more catching up, more getting ahead on the #reflectiveteacher blogging challenge. Day 16: if I could have a teaching superpower, I think I’d want the teaching version of x-ray glasses–in that I could see what each of my students needed in order to learn. With some students, it’s …